once intense and focused on precision, yet aesthetically beautiful, the
Herrmanns' Lipizzans present a widely
varied program. Classical dressage on long lines (the first step in
training after the old European tradition) and an exquisite Pas de
(wherein three stallions are presented in a drill of balletic grace and
precision) combined with the dramatic and difficult Airs Above the
to form the basis of the first half of the Lipizzans' presentation.
as the Courbette, the Capriole, and the Levade, all highly refined
leaps performed only by stallions of great strength, intelligence and
endurance are included in the celebrated Airs Above the Ground.
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rises on his haunches from a standstill position and tucks
his fore legs under him as he maintains a 45 degree angle. The Levade
is often the pose of classical equestrian sculpture and art.
does several jumps on his hind legs while holding his fore legs off the
leaps from all four feet and, at the peak of elevation, strikes
out violently with his hind legs.